Make-A-Wish 5K Walk this Saturday

We apologize for the short notice. It has come to our attention that the 2nd Annual Medical Mutual Akron Walk for Wishes is being held this Saturday June 29th! Make a Wish Foundation grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and enriches the lives of these children with hope, strength and joy.  


The Walk for Wishes is a non-competitive 5k walk. The event will feature fun for the entire family including; entertainment and food. You can walk individually, or form a team with your friends, family or co-workers by visiting the Walk for Wishes Web site:, then click on the “Akron” link.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available!


When & Where 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Registration: 9:00 am

Walk: 10:00am

Lock 3


200 S Main St

Akron, OH 44308

A celebration will follow the walk.



Proceeds from the Akron Walk for Wishes will grant the wishes of children from the Northeast Ohio Region. Our goal is to raise $50,000, enough to grant the wishes of 8 children who hope to have their wish granted within the next 12 months.



For more information about the Walk for Wishes or for questions about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please contact Liz Steward at (216) 367-5659 or




Fairlawn's own Laura Angle was diagnosed in October of 2011 with stage

4 liver disease due to primary sclerosing cholangitis/autoimmune hepatitis

overlap syndrome. It is a fatal illness with the only treatment option being

a liver transplant. As you can imagine, it has been an enormous struggle

as Laura and her family have come to grips with what this means. The Angle family's main focus has been getting Laura the care she needs and keeping things as normal as possible for their five children. The greatest gift Make-A-Wish provides is making tomorrow something to hope for instead of dread.


If you cannot join the walk, please consider a donation. The direct link for both is

If you are registering your family, there is a register multiple people option that streamlines things. Choose the bottom

option "Register Multiple People" and then choose "Join A Walk Team" and then select "The A-Team".


Thank you for your support,


Brett Angle